Every investor expects short-term volatility in the stock market. Until it happens.
Here is a look at intra-year declines in the market along with calendar year returns over the last 40 years. Patience is often rewarded.
Stock market corrections are difficult, particularly after three years of double-digit returns. A historical perspective of market performance over the last 50+ years is helpful in these turbulent times. Here is a look back at the S&P Stock Market index since 1970.